Taiwanese Foxconn is currently building the Lordstown Endurance pickup.
Volkswagen announced the return of the Scout brand last May.
Volkswagen is actively shopping for a partner to help build and launch the Scout in North America. Two companies could be in the running however Foxconn looks to be the favoured option.
If the name Foxconn sounds familiar, that’s because they manufacture the impossibly popular iPhone for Apple. Despite this lucrative venture, the Taiwanese company has big dreams to become a car manufacturer. They recently invested in Lordstown Motors, makers of the all-electric Endurance pickup. As well, in October, the company revealed two EV prototypes proving that they are serious about building cars.
According to the source story, Volkswagen might be in talks with Foxconn as part of the German automaker’s plans to revive and relaunch the Scout name in North America. The off-road nameplate would find itself on a series of all-electric SUVs and trucks.
Another option would be for VW to team up with Magna Steyr, the Austria-based contract manufacturer owned by Canada’s Magna International Inc., which is currently assembling the Fisker Ocean. Magna is considering opening a plant in the US which would benefit Scout’s future.
Volkswagen would not comment on these rumours however issued the following statement:
“We are very pleased with the progress the Scout team is making and with the enthusiasm it’s already generating among current fans and future customers,” a VW spokesman said as reported by Automotive News.